Blackberry hits Detroit

BlackBerry Ltd. CEO John Chen used his first appearance at the Detroit auto show on Monday to continue his push into the automotive market with the launch of a cybersecurity product that manages software systems in vehicles – a product he hopes will solidify BlackBerry’s position as a leader in cybersecurity.

The product, called BlackBerry Jarvis, scans and identifies vulnerabilities in software components used in connected and self-driving vehicles, Chen announced in a keynote speech at the North American International Automotive Show.

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Blackberry Heads to Detroit

BlackBerry Ltd., a company increasingly focused on technology for the self-driving vehicle market, is making an inaugural visit to North America’s biggest auto show in Detroit, where CEO John Chen’s team says the company will debut a new product on Monday.

Over the past five years, the chief executive gradually reduced the Waterloo, Ont.-based company’s dependence on smartphone sales in a crowded market and repositioned the company formerly known as Research in Motion as an innovator in cybersecurity and software.

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